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Swartz Exhibit Collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-0049

Scope and Contents

The Swartz Collection consists of the exhibit guest book, program, invitation, and photocopies of the exhibition photographs. Internal Fort Worth Library memoranda concerning the exhibit are included. The collection also contains video of the of the May 11, 2013 lectures, publicity for the Swartz Brothers Week published in local media. Additionally, there is a CD-ROM of Swartz Brother photographs, photographs of Swartz family members, and information about the headstone created for Charles Swartz. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price’s proclamation of Swartz Brothers Week is also included in the collection. The materials are dated 2013 and measure 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes).

Dates

  • 2013

Language of Materials

English

History

The Swartz Exhibit Collection contains materials from the photograph exhibit, “The Swartz Brothers: Fort Worth’s First Family of Photographers” at the Fort Worth Library. Forty-four photographs compiled by researchers Rick Selcer and Donna Donnell were exhibited from April 30-May 13, 2013. Selcer and other local historians provided lectures about the Swartz brothers on May 11, 2013. The Swartz Brothers photographed Fort Worth people and places from 1885-1918 but are best known for their photograph of the “Wild Bunch,” Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, taken in 1900.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Related Materials

The Fort Worth Library’s Historic Photo Collection contains 33 Swartz Brothers photographs.
Title
Swartz Exhibit Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Kim DeLozier
Date
November 2014

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740